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How the Christian Right’s Sex Hang-Ups Turned Zika into a Bigger Crisis

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God may have created the Zika virus, but the Religious Right has turned it into a devastating epidemic of brain damage. Zika could have been an ordinary epidemic like the ever-changing influenza that emerges each winter and spreads across the Northern … Continue reading

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Fighting Zika with Zika – Should Couples Who Want Healthy Babies Deliberately Expose Themselves to Zika Virus?

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For a woman who wants to safeguard against fetal brain damage from Zika, the surest protection may be a Zika infection that begins and ends prior to pregnancy—but questions remain about possible risks.  Months ago, CDC epidemiologists predicted that the Zika virus would … Continue reading

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Liberalism’s Great Challenge: How Can We Critique Ideas while Protecting People?

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Secular and reformist Muslims plead that we learn to tell the difference between analyzing ideas and attacking people. When Islam is at question, members of the American Left and Right race into opposite corners. After the Orlando nightclub massacre, to … Continue reading

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400,000 Rape Kits and One Determined Woman—An Interview with Julie Smolyansky of The Hunting Ground

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Swabs for wiping the lips, face, thighs, vagina and anus. A comb to collect fibers and hair. A pick for scraping debris from under fingernails. A blood sampling device and microscope slides. Baggies for underwear. Documentation forms and labels.  These … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave of Zika Brain Damage? It Doesn’t Have to Go That Way

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  Delaware’s healthcare upgrade offers a highly effective model for protecting American families. Picture your next child or grandchild, or your neighbor’s child, with a head size “minus five to six standard deviations below the norm.” Cringing? According to experts, … Continue reading

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Tow Truck Driver Abandons Disabled Woman – “I’m a Conservative Christian”

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South Carolina Christian re-enacts Good Samaritan story, plays role of Pharisee. South Carolina tow truck driver and self-proclaimed conservative Christian Ken Shupe followed the example of Jesus yesterday by providing roadside assistance to disabled Sanders supporter Cassandra McWade even though … Continue reading

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Orca Whales, Caribou, Abortion, and You

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What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to ill health and resource scarcity. Spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage, is an ordinary but important part of normal reproduction—one of several ways that nature … Continue reading

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